Require HIR to create an approval process for outside vendors developing new technologies that is transparent, scheduled, and timely.
In addition to changes to HIR’s internal operations, the Committee also recommends HIR revamp its process for approving outside vendors. Currently, the process to hire an outside vendor for an office website, hardware, software, or other equipment is time consuming, bureaucratic, and confusing. These delays often discourage vendors and prevent House Members from hiring the vendor of their choice. The Committee recommends that HIR create a more inviting approval process for vendors who seek to offer innovative technology to the House.